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Goblin Tales
     

Goblin Tales

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by Jim C. Hines
 
A vengeful ghost trapped in a goblin's ear ... a flaming spider who must help stop a goddess from conquering a science fiction convention ... a goblin nursery worker who finds herself trapped in the middle of a war. This collection features five humorous short stories that explore the fantasy realm from the perspective of the lowest of the low, the unlikeliest of

Overview

A vengeful ghost trapped in a goblin's ear ... a flaming spider who must help stop a goddess from conquering a science fiction convention ... a goblin nursery worker who finds herself trapped in the middle of a war. This collection features five humorous short stories that explore the fantasy realm from the perspective of the lowest of the low, the unlikeliest of unheroes: the goblins.

Includes the following stories from the author of the GOBLIN QUEST trilogy:

Goblin Lullaby
The Haunting of Jig's Ear
Goblin Hunter
School Spirit
Mightier than the Sword

Each story includes an afterward by the author.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012244000
Publisher:
Jim C. Hines
Publication date:
03/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
257,680
File size:
247 KB

Meet the Author

Jim C. Hines has been a paid juggler, earned a black belt in two different martial arts, performed yo-yo tricks at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and lived with a brain-damaged squirrel. (Only three of those are true.) One of his earliest stories earned first place in the Writers of the Future contest.

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Goblin Tales 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best story in this collection is not a Jig the Goblin tale. It is Mightier Than The Sword. This introduces the reader to the Libriomancer and his pet fire spider Smudge. I'm looking forward to reading the novels. The second besT story is School Spirit. This does not feature Jig either. It's a good, funny, story featuring student magicians in training. One of the main characters is a victim of bullying, one of Hines pet subjects. The lirrle lesson does not interfere with rhe enjoyment of the story. Tha makes 2/5 ths of the book non Jig The Goblin stories. The rest of the book is okay. I do recommend thiscollection and gave it four stars.
cer-2 More than 1 year ago
A 5-star rating from a reader not particularly fond of short fiction; but, hey, was desperate for more Jig and very glad I gave it a chance. Actually enjoyed all the stories.
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I fell for the entire goblin series, butthis set ofshort stories I used with the 7th grade class. It seems we all need a fire spider.
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All of the stories in this anthology are highly entertaining. Most focus on Hines' famous Jig, but a few showcase other goblins -- or, in one case, Smudge. I thoroughly enjoyed them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our hero, a goblin (and everyone knows Goblins are at the bottom of the monster pecking order) here has stories that fill in some of the blanks in the most excellent series of books about him.
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